Tea? Hot chocolate? Instant soup? If you have a taste for it, the Hamilton Beach 1.7 liter Glass Kettle can have it ready in minutes, incorporating the best of Good Thinking. With 1500 watts, this electric kettle can boil water faster than a microwave, and is safer to use than a stovetop kettle because it automatically turns off when the water reaches a boil. The modern soft blue illumination in the glass kettle along with a brushed, stainless steel base is compact, space-saving and looks great on the kitchen counter. Serving at the table is no problem as the kettle lifts right off the 360-degree rotating base without the cord. The powerful rapid-boil system provides fast heating from any standard outlet and the auto shut-off function helps keep the kettle from boiling dry. 1.7 liter Glass Kettle features a stay-cool handle, push-button lid and easy-pour spout that make filling and serving easy. A cord wrap is under the base for space-saving storage when not in use.